The Region of Central Greece is one of the thirteen (13) self-governing regions of the country, according to law 3852/2010 (Government Gazette 87 / t. A) «New Architecture of Local Government and Decentralized Management, Kallikratis plan.»
It is a new self-governing authority which includes five (5) regional areas: Viotia, Evia, Evritania, Fthiotida and Fokida. It occupies a total area of 15 549 sq. km. (11.8% of the total area of the country), with 230 km. long and 95 km. wide. The Region of Central Greece has very interesting diverse geomorphological, socio – economic and cultural characteristics that differ from area to area, creating a total of huge advantages (rich and remarkable production base – agricultural production and industry – mountains, quarrying areas, big forests, plains, coastal waters and even an island. Important natural, cultural and historical stock and service capabilities especially in tourism and trade). It’s base is Lamia, the capital of Fthiotida Prefecture.
The Region of Central Greece is located in the center of the country and its most powerful elements in the international and European world are:
- Rich agricultural productive land. Its most important plain is Kopaida.
- Important aqueous underground and surface resources.
- The specialization in production of the secondary sector and the first place in the metallurgical industry, particularly associated with the bauxite and aluminum production.
- Cultural resources, including primarily the International Archaeological Site of Delphi and the symbolic area of Thermopylae combined with the common historical presence.
- The large natural mountain ecosystems and landscapes, the particular seas and islands, that are reservoirs of biodiversity of European Interest or alternative forms of energy and recreation.
- Crossed by national transport networks (PATHE, Rail) and also has connection to the gas network.
More Information: http://www.pste.gov.gr/